Siemens has been named a “Top Supporter" of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) for the 12th consecutive year according to the annual survey conducted by Career Communications Group, Inc. Siemens supports diversity in STEM education by providing in-kind grants of software to HBCU Engineering schools through its product lifecycle management (PLM) software business.
Siemens is committed to revitalizing manufacturing in the United States through STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and diversity initiatives. The company’s academic PLM programs provide education and community development to prepare the next generation of designers, engineers and computer scientists.
"It is a delight to see that Siemens PLM Software has maintained its commitment to the advancement of diverse students in STEM over the last 12 years," said Tyrone Taborn, publisher of USBE&ITmagazine and chairman and CEO of Career Communications Group. "It is a great achievement to be recognized as a Top Supporter of HBCU engineering programs, as it shows Siemens dedication to education and the company's efforts to provide students with vital resources."
The annual "Top Supporters of HBCUs" list is based on a survey of the deans of 14 the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited HBCU engineering programs, the corporate-academic alliance and Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE). The survey asks these individuals and groups to rank organizations on the level of support they provide through infrastructure modernization and enhancement, research and mentorship projects, participation on advisory councils, faculty development opportunities, scholarships, student projects, stipends, co-ops and career opportunities.
"We are dedicated to helping develop the next generation of highly trained and highly qualified engineers and technologists through diversity initiatives and STEM educational programs," said Chuck Grindstaff, president and CEO, Siemens PLM Software. "Siemens remains committed to its partnerships with the HBCU academic community and other academic institutions, which support programs that encourage students to pursue careers that will revitalize manufacturing in the U.S. and around the world."
Siemens PLM Software has provided in-kind software grants with a list price of more than $1.2 billion to HBCU & HSCU (Historically Spanish Colleges and Universities) engineering schools, empowering their students – with the same PLM tools used by many leading manufacturers and technology companies – to aggressively compete for jobs that will help employers improve time-to-market, product cost, quality and innovation.
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